Randy (band)

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Randy
Origin Hortlax, Sweden
Genres
Years active 1992–present
Labels
Website http://www.randytheband.com/
Members
  • Fredrik Granberg
  • Johan Gustafsson
  • Stefan Granberg
  • Johan Brändström
Past members Patrik Trydvall

Randy is a Swedish punk rock band from Hortlax, Sweden, formed in 1992. They were first inspired by skate punk bands like NOFX and Propagandhi but after the release of The Rest Is Silence and the depart of their bass player Patrik Trydvall, they radically changed their musical style and adopted an older sound reminiscent of Thin Lizzy, The Misfits and Ramones.

While never achieving mainstream success, Randy have developed a cult following in the punk community over the years and were particularly successful in their homeland. The albums Welfare Problems and The Human Atom Bombs are especially well regarded by punk fans.[citation needed] In Sweden, they were nominated for the prestigious "Golden Microphone" award in 2004 as well as a Swedish Grammy for "Best Rock" performance. They were also signed by Burning Heart Records, a sub-label of Epitaph Records, in the early 2000s. So far, they have released six studio albums. The latest album is called Randy the Band, released in 2005. Randy were subsequently dropped from Burning Heart and are currently seeking a label to release a new album. In May 2012, drummer Fredrik Granberg made a post on the band's Facebook page, saying "Something might happen this summer. News coming up soon."

On 25 March 2017 Randy played a gig at Kägelbanan Södra Teatern in Stockholm, Sweden. The event was sold out. The setlist for the concert was:

Holy Shit
Little Toulouse
I don't need love
Going out with the dead
Rockin Pneumonia
Cheater
Working class radio
Karl Marx and history
Freedom Song
If we unite
Welfare problems
Shape up
Better than art
Addicts of communication
Win or lose
Proletarian Hop
Summer of bros
Razorblade
Me and the boys
Kiss me deadly
X-Ray Eyes
Human Atombomb

Members[edit]

  • Fredrik Granberg - drums
  • Johan Gustafsson - bass, background vocals
  • Stefan Granberg - vocals, guitar
  • Johan Brändström - guitar, background vocals, some lead vocals

Former members[edit]

  • Patrik Trydvall - vocals, bass (1992–1997)

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